Entries by Matt

Mitsubishi Outlander Compression Issues

Models Affected: Mitsubishi Outlander ZK, ZJ Engine: 4J12 2.4 Petrol Recently a customer’s vehicle presented with zero compression on cylinder 2, good compression on all other cylinders and the engine timing was still spot on.  The engine dropped cylinder 2 while cruising at 60kmh and under no unusual load or strain.  We removed the valve […]

Oil pump Upgrade 2.2 and 3.2 Ranger/BT-50

NOW AVAILABLE!! Upgraded gear drive oil pump to suit Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 2.2 (P4At) and 3.2 (P5At) Suits all 2011 on models With the new generation 4 & 5 cylinder diesels ford introduced the variable pressure oil pump, which goes away from the traditional gear drive pumps we all know and instead utilizes […]

Bulletin: VW & Audi Oil Non-Return Valve

Audi Models Affected:  Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A5, Audi A6, Audi Q3, Audi Q5, Audi TT Volkswagen Models Affected:  VW EOS, VW Jetta, VW Tiguan, VW golf Engines: Volkswagen and Audi 2.0 Petrol engines (including CBZB, CCZA, CCZB, CCZC, CDLC, CDNB, CDNC)  **This is not a comprehensive list, just the most common we see […]

Bulletin: BMW N47 Head Gasket Differences

Models Affected: BMW 118D, 120D, 123D, 220D, 318D, 320D, 420D, 520D, X1, X3, X5 Engines: N47D20C, N47D20A-B, N47D20D Years: 2007 – 2017 The team here at Southside Cylinder Heads have come across a variation between head gaskets on the BMW N47 Diesel Engines.  Both head gaskets look nearly identical however they are not interchangeable and using […]

Toyota And Subaru Valve Spring Recall

Australian Subaru and Toyota dealerships have sent out a recall on valve springs in Toyota 86 and Subaru Impreza, XV, Forester and BRZ. This effects 5,407 Toyota 86 vehicles produced from April 2012 to July 2013. The Subaru recalls affect over 24,000 cars including Impreza models from year 2012-2013, as well as XV and Forester […]

WEAT 3.0L Cylinder Heads

Quality castings, assembled in house with genuine components Now In Stock Ford/Mazda WEAT 2.5 & 3.0 DOHC Cylinder Head Kits Choose from two options: Cylinder head kit assembled with valves & springs, includes VRS gasket set, graded head gasket & head bolt set $1790.00 trade (includes g.s.t. on exchange basis) Cylinder head kit fully assembled […]

Catch cans what are they and do I need one?

A catch can sits in between your crankcase and intake system, and it is designed to separate the fluid and mist from the air that makes its way through and catch it in the bottom of the unit. By design some oil and fuel escapes from the motor with the excess pressure that builds up […]

Engine Temperature Alarm

  Engine Temperature Alarms  –  For Piece Of Mind   We are seeing an increasing call for aftermarket engine temperature monitors and alarms, this is because of two reasons. 1. More vehicles are being released that don’t have a traditional temperature gauge on the dashboard.  Manufacturers are replacing temperature gauges with warning lights on the […]

Friction Discs

Friction Discs or Diamond Washers – A New Era   Component downsizing and cost saving during manufacture has pushed vehicle manufactures to look for other ways of carrying out what used to be a simple undertaking. One example is moving away from keyways on high load components such as camshafts, crankshafts and injector pumps. The […]

Bulletin – Volkswagen 1.4 Piston Failure

November 20, 2017 Models Affected: Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Polo 2008 – 2012 (1.4 TSI Twin Charged Engine) The widely acclaimed 118 TSI 1.4-litre twincharged engine in the Golf and Jetta uses both turbocharging and supercharging to deliver the torque of a 2.0-litre with the economy of a smaller-capacity engine, and has been voted international engine […]